Women Legislators of the Maryland General Assembly, Inc.

President's Message

Senator Nancy J. King

It is my honor to serve as the President of Maryland’s Women’s Caucus. I look forward to working with all of our members to ensure that women’s issues are a priority of the entire Maryland General Assembly.

Founded as the first women’s legislative caucus in the nation in 1972, we are a 57-member bipartisan caucus. Women play an important and vital role in the leadership of Maryland’s General Assembly at many levels and are striving to increase the representation of women in government, the judiciary and throughout public service.

Members of the Maryland’s Women's Caucus are active in authoring and promoting sound legislative policies and budget priorities that will improve the well-being of women, children and families and to work cooperatively with local, state and national women's organizations interested in advancing policies to achieve these same objectives.

Over the years, the caucus has led efforts to pass legislation to give women the resources they need to achieve an exceptional education, advance in the workplace, take care of their families and enjoy a positive quality of life in our state. We have led the fight to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking and move toward greater parity in juvenile services for girls. Much remains to be done to ensure full equity and fairness for women in Maryland and the Caucus is committed to build upon the hard work of generations of women legislators and their allies and supporters.

We encourage you to participate with us in the legislative process by visiting the General Assembly's web site or by calling 410-841-5400. The Caucus Executive Director, Marsha Wise is available to furnish information regarding our agenda and policy positions. She may be reached at 410-841-3013 or 301-858-3013.

On behalf of the members of the caucus, we look forward to working with you on issues important to you and your families.


Sincerely,


Senator Nancy J. King
President – Maryland’s Women’s Caucus